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Early planning for 2015 trip to (mostly) Andalucia

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I'm in the very early stages of planning a trip to Andalucia, a place my husband and I have wanted to go to for some time. Right now, I'd like to determine when the best time for us to go. I can go between January and early May (have teaching obligations the rest of the year).

I'm not concerned right now about the itinerary, though we will have about 2 1/2 - 3 weeks to travel, and I plan on a pretty typical visit, with Seville, Granada, Cordoba, the white villages, and perhaps Malaga. Also thinking about 2-3 days in Madrid and/or a day trip to Toledo (Madrid is not our focus for this trip).

I don't need to go swimming and I want to avoid the big festivals like Semana Santa and the feria de Sevilla to avoid crowds. I would also like to travel when there is pleasant weather - ideally, 60s-70s instead of 80s-90s, although we are fine with it being a little cooler. I also want to avoid extra hotel charges for staying during festivals.

Given the dates for the feria and Semana Santa next year (Semana Santa begins March 29 in 2015), it looks like anytime in March or mid-April would be fine. What is the weather like in February or March? How much worse would the crowds be between in April between the 2 major celebrations?

I'm inclined toward March to avoid crowds, but mid-April for the nicer weather - any thoughts?

I know it's early, but I'd like to get an idea of time frame before I carve out the itinerary.

Thanks!
Paule

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